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NWFL Premiership Gets Kick Off Date Admist Boardroom Promotion, Unusual Draw Outcry

The Nigerian Women Football League the body responsible for running the elite division of the women’s league in Nigeria announced the official date the NWFL Premiership will commence for the 2023/2024 season reports.

The November 15 ,2023 kick off date announcement came after the league body held her Annual General Meeting in Ikeja, Lagos State on Thursday.

The league body also announced the promotion of two more teams Sunshine Queens and Ekiti Queens into the Premiership via AGA approval, this brings the team to 16 from the original 14 teams.

The Premiership will be an abridge league of two groups of 8 teams.
The women football community also for the first time witnessed a draw without seeding the top teams.

A top Women football coach was quick in condemning such an unprofessional action.

” Before any draw , teams should be seeded. We are still lacking in technicalities “.
He raised concerns that the first three teams in the Super Six last season are all in the same group, hereby narrowing the chances of a quality team emerging league champion. This outcome will be detrimental to the nation in the continent he explained further.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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